I just read that consideration is being given to allowing condom advertisements to be run pre watershed on the television. The move is being urged by the Government’s Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV (IAG).
Teenage pregnancy in the UK is the highest in Europe and there has been a rapid increase in the number of reported cases of STD’s. So given the evidence you would expect that the move would be favoured as being a responsible one.
But oh no. The Family Education Trust is saying that the IAG’s answer to the problem is and to paraphrase the FET, addressed by “more sex education and easier availability of contraception and abortion”. My response…well, yes.
FET condemned the IAG for not being supportive of education programmes aimed at encouraging young people to save sex for marriage. The only response I can come up with to that antiquated notion is “you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, kids who are engaging in sex are getting younger. Surely it now comes down to education not morals”.